Fridge / Dykes to Watch Out For

  • Regarding the famous strip that gave use The Bechdel Test: The woman says that she will only see a movie if it passes her test. But how does she know if a movie passes the test unless she sees it first?
    • Movie trailers, reviews, interviews and other publicity can reveal violations.
      • Can, but all too often don't. Especially at the time the strip was written. Also consider that the all it takes to supposedly pass the test is a single brief conversation that in an of itself can still be incredibly sexist (just as long as it isn't about a man). "Oh my god, I love your shoes!"